Search for person heard yelling in the woods to be suspended

NORTH BONNEVILLE, Wash. - A search and rescue operation for a potential overdue hiker will be suspended at dark on Monday.

The search began after someone reported that they could hear yelling coming from the woods north of North Bonneville, Wash. The Skamania County Sheriff's Office received a report from a hiker who said he heard someone yelling for help at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night near the top of Table Mountain.

Deputies searched the area Saturday until the sun set. Sunday morning, more than 30 searchers returned to the area, at around the 3,200 foot level, according to Undersheriff Dave Cox. The search continued Monday.

“We have not received any credible physical evidence from the field that would indicate that we have anyone out there in the area at this time,” said Cox.

Cox said there were no reports of overdue hikers in the area.